SOUTH SALT LAKE – A 7-year-old Burmese immigrant who disappeared from her family's apartment in South Salt Lake was found dead on Tuesday night -- less than 100 feet from her own front door.
Hser Nay Moo was reported missing on Monday afternoon. She was last seen walking from her family's apartment, located near 2200 South and 500 East in South Salt Lake.
Concern about the girl's well-being and constant media reports led authorities to launch a large-scale search effort -- which included surveillance from the air, ground volunteers and K-9 units. The girl's father spoke to the news media throughout the day and pleaded with a potential kidnapper to return his daughter safely.
Just before 9:00 p.m., authorities sealed off the area around the girl's apartment with crime scene tape. During a news conference later, authorities said the girl's body was found inside a bathroom of one of the neighboring apartments. When officers found the girl, she was already dead.
"Once inside the apartment, they observed some evidence that led them to the bathroom of the apartment, where they discovered the body of Hser Nay Moo," said South Salt Lake Police Chief Chris Snyder during a news conference late Tuesday.
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